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UF CALS Graduate Student Wins ISHS Young Minds Award

  UF CALS doctoral student Sean Campbell won the Young Minds Award at the second World Beverage Conference co-sponsored  by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The event took place in Xi’An, Shaanxi in China this past October and… Read More

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the story of the… Read More

Essential Mosquito Control Tips

Essential Mosquito Control Tips for Homeowners Click on picture below to view official flyer on Tips    

Fact Sheets: What’s Blooming by the month | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

What’s Blooming?     List of Fact Sheets, Power Points and Videos      January         Peach (Prunus persica)     February         Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta)         Walter’s Viburnum     March         Yellow Tabebuia (Tabebuia spp.)         April           Dinner Plate Tree (Pterospermum acerifolium)     May          Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)          Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea species)     June          Hedge Cactus (Cereus… Read More

Event: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Exam Preparation and Exam | 2018

If you cut lawns and maintain ornamentals around houses and wish to apply pesticides, including Round-up, on the job, then this six-hour class is a requirement before obtaining the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance license (erroneously called the Roundup… Read More

Blueberry Freeze Protection

Blueberries, like most temperate zone plants, become dormant during the winter, allowing them to survive the cold. As days become shorter and temperatures lower throughout the fall, blueberries’ growth slows and cold hardiness increases. While blueberries that become… Read More